An eight week Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness program is currently being offered to McMaster medical school students as part of their self-care program. We meet for two hours each week and each session is focused on developing skills of being present and attentive. Participants are invited to learn the skills of 'paying attention' and awareness then translate that learning to the challenging and sometime unsettling environment of medical training.
Each session is very practical and experiential and most of the time is spent in developing skills of stress reduction and learning to bring the awareness to their day to day life. However, a short time each week is also allocated to intellectual learning of the methods and techniques and other important aspect of self-care.
If you would like to know more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact me. More information also can be requested from Undergraduate MD Program at McMaster University, Hamilton.
Hi Dr Singh, It has been half dozen a teachers since I attended your program ‘The Healing Voyage’ but the manual we were given is still one of my most valued resources and it has helped me in helping others now.
The close to 40 years of hard core extreme training continued to eventually put me on disability. However, yoga and meditation has made me a better person as well as worked part of my disability (double crush syndrome) so well that I didn’t need critical neck surgery for a disc replacement in my neck, that I was on a waiting list. My circulation has probably worked back to 90% of what it was and this was done using inverted modifications along with at least 90 minutes of asanas , meditation and pranayama.